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Writers! Artists! Creative sorts!

I write books to pay the mortgage. You can do the same with your art.

Here's the book on how I do it.

Christopher Ashman on birdsite:

her: my fantasy is eating whipped cream off each other, what’s yours

JRR Tolkien: *big breath in*

They didn’t reject you.

They rejected an application. They rejected a business plan. They rejected a piece of paper.

They don’t know you.

Rejected! | Seth's Blog

to move major python versions in the base env, (35 to 36 etc)

- `conda install python=3.x` will get us there.

if some dependency does not let us upgrade fully to the latest rev, then a

- `conda update --all` should fix it for us

and the best part. A 23 year old emulated OS still keeps track of my window state better than anything does today

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Three days and I am still having fun with this!

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Do I have opinions on everything? Yeah, mostly. So do you.

If we're drinking iced tea under the shady tree, philosophizing and BSing and solving all the world's problems, we can exchange them. Time-honored human pastime, this.

Share them online with randos? Nah, not a chance.

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2200 words on #skybreach in 2 hours.

Starting to feel like there's momentum again, which is nice after last week's debacle. Feels like I could keep working for another few hours and spit out another five thousand words.

But if I do that after a bad week, I'll strain something and not be able to write well the rest of the week.

Gotta work up to those ten thousand word days, or I'll sprain my writer's muscle. :flan_strong:

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250 of us have been laid off from Mozilla this morning.

If you have openings or can offer assistance, please use the #MozillaLifeboat tag!

When the period of time between action and feedback is short, speed matters. The biggest risk is moving too slow and not iterating fast enough.

When the period of time between action and feedback is long, judgment matters. The biggest risk is moving too fast.

People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is done actually by the heart, which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.

— Anthony de Mello

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What will save the world is not good will and tolerance but clear thinking.

What use is it to be tolerant of others if you are convinced that you’re right and everyone who disagrees with you is wrong?
That isn’t tolerance but condescension

— Anthony de Mello, The Lamp of the Body

Even this clunky reincarnation of OS 8 has a better finder than the current Mac OS.

Also, aaah the good old days :)

GitHub - felixrieseberg/macintosh.js: 🖥 A virtual Apple Macintosh with System 8, running in Electron. I'm sorry.

And in more news about type that I enjoy

How HBO's Perry Mason Got Its Amazing Title Cards | Collider

domain renewed and extended for nine years. that’s a thing off the list

The iron law of history is that people do dumb things.

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Any last pieces of advice to aspiring writers?

And, more than anything else READ. Read all the books in the category you see your book selling in. Read off the bestseller lists. Read because it makes you a better human. If you aren’t a reader, then you shouldn’t be trying to be a writer. Full stop.

“Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing.”

— Audre Lorde

3-2-1: On knowing what you want, feedback, and facing challenges | James Clear

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Be kind, be helpful or begone!